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1. Building Google Tools for Educators: Online Course/Rich Kiker

Program: Continuing Professional Education (CPE) ACT 48 or Graduate Credit Option

Audience: K-12 Educators and Administrators

Dates: 5/1/2017 to 5/31/2017

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This course will help educators learn Google's web based software as a technical and educational solution to empower themselves and students to develop authentic, relevant, and digital learning. The number of software solutions offered for free by Google is growing rapidly and there are countless applications for the classroom to integrate.

This course is an online Moodle course. Each session is a series of lessons, video, written response and other activities designed to lead the participant to the knowledge that will allow them to meet the session objective. Participant will receive an introductory email from the instructor and is available for any questions.

PREREQUISITE SKILLS: Ability to access the internet; Communicate in writing; Accept responsibility for own learning; Organized and responsible.

2. Special Education Overview: What Every Teacher Needs to Know - ONLINE LEARNING

Program: Professional Development Workshops - IDEA Supported

Audience: General Education Teachers Grades K-12

Dates: 5/1/2017 to 5/31/2017

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Participants have one month to complete the online course.

This is unfacilitated interactive online module answers three questions for the general education teacher.

1. What is the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and what do I need to know about this law?
2. What information is within an Idividualized Education Plan (IEP) and how do I prepare for an IEP meeting?
3. How can Universal Design for Learning (UDL) be applied to meet the diverse needs of students?

In addition, this course is perfect for induction programs or as a refresher for any staff member. This module can be customized to include information specific to an LEA. For more information contact Ben DeSantis at bdesantis@mciu.org or 610-755-9316.

The following MCIU IDEA member districts can attend at no cost: Abington, Cheltenham, Colonial, Hatboro-Horsham, Jenkintown, Lower Merion, Lower Moreland, Methacton, North Penn, Perkiomen Valley, Pottsgrove, Pottstown, Souderton, Springfield Twp., Spring-Ford, Upper Dublin, Upper Merion, Upper Moreland, Upper Perkiomen & Wissahickon.

3. PREPaRE Workshop 1, Second Edition, 2011: Crisis Prevention and Preparedness: Comprehensive School Safety Planning - by invitation only

Program: Special Education - Psychological Services

Audience: Mont. County Public School Crisis Team Members Only

Dates: 5/2/2017

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This 1-day workshop provides school-based mental health professionals, administrators, security professionals,and other educators the knowledge and resources to help them establish and sustain comprehensive school safety and crisis prevention and preparedness efforts. With updated research and strategies, this workshop makes a clear connection between ongoing school safety and crisis preparedness. It also will emphasize the unique needs and functions of school teams and the steps involved in developing these teams, including a model that integrates school personnel and community provider roles. The workshop also explores how to prepare for school crises by developing, exercising, and evaluating safety and crisis plans. Also provided is a broad overview of the school crisis team's roles and responsibilities, with a special emphasis on crisis prevention and preparedness.

Who Should Receive Workshop 1 Training? PREPaRE Workshop 1 is appropriate for all school personnel who need to understand how the comprehensive school crisis team is organized and functions. This can include but is not limited to school mental health professionals, administrators, teachers, other pupil services personnel, security officers, front office staff,transportation directors, and before and after school activities coordinators.

This workshop is restricted to crisis teams in Montgomery County Public School Districts and is by invitation only.

Registration begins one-half hour before workshop.

4. Proposed PIMS Changes Webinar

Program: Data Governance

Dates: 5/3/2017

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PDE is hosting a webinar to discuss proposed PIMS changes for SY17-18. Unfortunately, the number of seats available statewide will be limited to 200 participants. Therefore, we are offering a local group session to guarantee viewing seats for all interested parties.

5. ITT Training: May 2017

Program: Data Governance

Dates: 5/4/2017

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This training will introduce participants to the basics of the Itinerant Time Tracker system.

6. Proposed PIMS Changes Webinar

Program: Data Governance

Dates: 5/4/2017

NewStarting Soon
PDE is hosting a webinar to discuss proposed PIMS changes for SY17-18. Unfortunately, the number of seats available statewide will be limited to 200 participants. Therefore, we are offering a local group session to guarantee viewing seats for all interested parties.

7. Preschool Collaborative Professional Development Series - Designing the Physical Environment and Implementing Schedules and Routines

Program: Special Education (Training & Consulting)

Audience: Preschool, Headstart and Pre K Count Teachers

Dates: 5/4/2017

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This presentation will cover the importance of designing the physical environment and will discuss schedules, routines and transitions. Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to discuss high quality support8ive environments, classroom arrangement and design, and creating meaningful and engaging earning areas. Also participants will know how to implement schedules and routines and know strategies to encourage successful transitions.

8. LETRS Module 3: Spellography for Teachers: How the English Spelling Works (L)

Program: Special Education (Training & Consulting)

Audience: K-12 Classroom Teachers, Reading Specialists, Special Education Teachers, Literacy Leaders, Administrators

Dates: 5/9/2017

Module 3 explores the structure of and history of English spelling from several angles: historical layers in English orthography; phoneme-grapheme correspondences; letter patterns in orthography, including syllable types; orthographic rules; and meaningful word parts (morphemes). We will review the differences between syllables and morphemes and between irregular and high-frequency words. Many exercises allow teachers to develop confidence with phonics, spelling, and word study.

Prerequisite: Module 1 is a prerequisite for all other LETRS Modules.
Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

9. CRA: Fractions (M)

Program: Special Education (Training & Consulting)

Audience: General Education, Special Education, instructional coaches

Dates: 5/10/2017

Concrete-Representational-Abstract (CRA) method is an intervention for mathematics instruction that research suggests can enhance the mathematics performance of students. It is a three-part strategy, with each part building on previous instruction to promote student learning and retention and to address conceptual knowledge. Participants will develop skills necessary to instruct students on fractions through practice as both the teacher and learner.

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Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

10. Harassment, Hate & Cyberbullying

Program: NonPublic Schools & Montgomery County School Districts

Dates: 5/10/2017

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Digital speech affords youth the ability to engage with their peers continuously, discussing everything from the inane to the important. It also affords our students the ability to engage in cyberbullying, delivering a deluge of cruel and harmful messages and images, sometimes crossing the legal boundaries of speech. A considerable amount of cyberbullying is sexual harassment. Often, LGBTQ students experience exceptionally high rates of cyberbullying. This workshop will address the intersection of online sexual harassment, and cyberbullying focused on gender identification and sexual orientation.

11. Dive into STEM (M)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Teachers and Administrators

Dates: 5/11/2017

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Get introduced to STEM with the MCIU at iFLY in King of Prussia. During this Act 48 accredited session you will:

* Learn about designing authentic STEM experiences across the curriculum.
* Learn about the field trips at iFLY.
* Get to experience indoor skydiving!

As part of this learning opportunity, each participant will be given the chance to experience flying at iFLY. However, you are not required to. Please review the requirements for flying in the FAQs below. Once you have reviewed these, please complete the iFly waiver below and continue registering with MCIU for this course.

Review for requirements of flying: iFLY FAQs

Complete the iFLY waiver online: iFLY WAIVER

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Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option.

12. Proposed PIMS Changes Webinar

Program: Data Governance

Dates: 5/12/2017

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PDE is hosting a webinar to discuss proposed PIMS changes for SY17-18. Unfortunately, the number of seats available statewide will be limited to 200 participants. Therefore, we are offering a local group session to guarantee viewing seats for all interested parties.

13. MCIU STEM Council Meeting

Program: Council Programs

Audience: Science and Math Curriculum Leaders and Educators

Dates: 5/15/2017

This meeting is for professional staff who have a district leadership role in the implementation and management of Science, Technology, Engineering and/or Mathematics Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment.

14. Everyday Math Users Group Meeting - May

Program: Council Programs

Audience: Montgomery County district leaders

Dates: 5/15/2017

These meetings are for Montgomery County district leaders to network in their use of the Everyday Math Resources.

15. Ethics - Hot Topics in Ethics and Ethical Myths and Mysteries

Program: Special Education - Psychological Services

Audience: Psychologist and Social Workers

Dates: 5/16/2017

AM - Hot Topics in Ethics: This is a vignette based workshop focusing on the issues that generate the most questions to local, state and national ethics committees. In addition to boundary issues and confidentiality, topics include release of test data, informal resolution of ethical dilemmas by another mental health professional, multicultural competence, supervision and internet dilemmas. The vignettes are designed to promote discussion. This workshop will involve the participants in the application of ethical decision making for mental health professionals. Participants are invited to discuss their own ethical dilemmas.

PM - Ethical Myths and Mysteries: Have you ever wondered where conventional wisdom comes from? Do we always have to give clients three names when making a referral, or always warn identified third parties when a client threatens them, and is it really a good idea to get a suicidal client to sign a "suicide contract?". Where are these things written? Where did they come from? This workshop will look at some common risk management and ethical beliefs and examine the rationale behind them. Do these ideas originate in professional standards, principle-based ethics, or are they myths?

Lunch will be from 12:00 - 1:00.

Registration begins one-half hour before workshop.

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16. IEP Boot Camp

Program: Special Education (Training & Consulting)

Audience: Regular and Special Education Teachers, School Administrators, School Psychologists, Guidance Counselors

Dates: 5/16/2017

Participants will learn the basics for writing IEPs that meet procedural and best practice requirements related to IEP Writing. Participants will examine areas related to writing present levels of performance, the transition grid and section of the IEP, related services and specially designed instruction and writing measurable annual goals.

17. ITT Training: May 2017

Program: Data Governance

Dates: 5/16/2017

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This training will introduce participants to the basics of the Itinerant Time Tracker system.

18. LEGOLAND Discovery Center - Building Authentic Learning

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Educators Grades 3-6 and Adminstrators

Dates: 5/16/2017

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Come experience the power of creating authentic cross-curricular learning with the MCIU at LEGOLAND Discovery Center located at the Plymouth Meeting Mall. During this Act 48 accredited session you will:

* Learn about designing real-world learning experiences across the curriculum.
* Learn how components at LEGOLAND can be incorporated into multiple content areas.
* Learn about fieldtrips at LEGOLAND.

As part of this learning opportunity, each participant will be given the opportunity to explore LEGOLAND. Please note that this professional development offering is designed specifically for upper elementary (grades 3-6) teachers and administrators. Children are not permitted to attend this session.

Please note that a district is only permitted to send up to 5 enrollees. FLYER

Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option.

19. MCIU PIIC Meeting

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Montgomery County Coaches

Dates: 5/17/2017

The Montgomery County Pennsylvania Institute for Instructional (PIIC) Coaches meet monthly to discuss recent trends and initiatives in instructional coaching, as well as, how to build capacity through effective coaching.

20. Aimsweb Plus Overview Presentation

Program: Special Education (Training & Consulting)

Audience: Special Education Administrators, Curriculum Leaders, Building Leaders in Montgomery County Public Schools

Dates: 5/18/2017

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Aimsweb Plus is a brief and valid assessment system for screening and monitoring reading and math skills for all students in Kindergarten through Grade 8. Aimsweb Plus uses a new battery of tests that provides composite scores, and includes both time curriculum-based measures (CBMs) plus untimed standards-based measures. This presentation will provide participants with an insight into Pearson’s newest Aimsweb platform, Aimsweb Plus. A general overview of the plateform, differences between Aimsweb 1.0/2.0 and Aimsweb Plus, and a look into the online dashboard will be discussed.

Registration begins one-half hour before workshop.

21. Montgomery County Instructional Council Meeting (MCIC)

Program: Council Programs

Audience: Curriculum directors, assistant superintendents or other district level leadership staff members involved with instructional duties

Dates: 5/19/2017

This council is for curriculum directors, assistant superintendents or other district level leadership staff members with similar roles.
Membership on this council is limited to Montgomery County public school staff and must be approved by the superintendent or his/her designee.

22. Wilson Fundations® Level 1 - Upper Dublin Teachers only (L)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Invited Upper Dublin Teachers

Dates: 5/22/2017

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Wilson Fundations® is a research-based and intervention program that provides students in Kindergarten through third grade with a solid foundation for reading and spelling. Fundations® provides for daily explicit and systematic instruction in areas necessary in effective reading, including; phonological and phonemic awareness, phonics, word and syllable study, vocabulary, sight word instruction, fluency, and word and sentence writing practice. Critical thinking, speaking and listening skills are practiced/modeled during regular story time activities. The workshop will provide teachers with an overview of program principles and guidelines for implementation.

Fundations® Level 1 - Reinforces the basic skills that were learned in Kindergarten and progresses further into the study of word structure while combining Fundations® with a wide variety of text experiences.

Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch.

Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option.

23. Co-Teaching: Creating Collaborative Partnerships

Program: Special Education (Training & Consulting)

Audience: Regular and Special Education teachers KI-12, Administrators

Dates: 5/23/2017 to 10/25/2017

Do you want to be involved with a cooperative teaching model in your school but don't know where to begin? This two-day training will review various co-teaching models and related strategies to support success. Co-teaching teams are encouraged to register together. Participants will brainstorm solutions to problematic issues such as planning time, behavior management, assessment and differentiated instruction. Participants must attend both sessions. Consulting staff will provide on-site follow up support to participants.

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Registration will begin one-half hour before workshop.

Lunch will be one hour, please bring a bag lunch or visit a local eatery.

24. Increasing Academic Rigor for Classrooms Implementing ABA Programs

Program: Special Education (Training & Consulting)

Dates: 5/23/2017

ABA Programs do wonderful things around establishing instructional control Once instructional control has been established, have you ever wondered, What else can I be doing to address skill development outside the verbal Operants? Do you have students who have splinter skills in reading and math, even though their VB-MAPP is not complete? Then this workshop is for you. Participants will look at how to create a schedule that allows for specific ABA/Intensive Teaching time across the verbal operants, while also developing literacy and math skills in other sessions.

Registration will begin one-half hour before workshop.

25. Wilson Fundations Level K (L)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Public and Nonpublic Educators for Grade K

Dates: 5/23/2017

Wilson Fundations® is a research-based and intervention program that provides students in Kindergarten through third grade with a solid foundation for reading and spelling. Fundations® provides for daily explicit and systematic instruction in areas necessary in effective reading, including; phonological and phonemic awareness, phonics, word and syllable study, vocabulary, sight word instruction, fluency, and word and sentence writing practice. Critical thinking, speaking and listening skills are practiced/modeled during regular story time activities. The workshop will provide teachers with an overview of program principles and guidelines for implementation.

Fundations® Level K - Will introduce instructional techniques within phonological awareness and alphabetic principle. Teachers will learn combine Fundations with a wide variety of text experiences, and expose students to poetry, narrative and informational text.

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Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch.

Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option.

26. G Suite I: Introduction to Core Tools (T)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Administrative Assistants

Dates: 5/23/2017

Has your school/district adopted G Suite for Education (formerly Google Apps for Education)? Curious about how to leverage these tools in your role? The purpose of this series is to increase administrative assistiants' knowledge and comfort using G Suite Tools.

For entry-level G Suite users, this workshop will introduce Drive, Docs, Forms and Sheets and allow time for attendees to build familiarity with the tools as they relate to administrative tasks. Attendees will gain a foundational experience using G Suite tools that will increase their comfort level and introduce them to a variety of time-saving possibilities made possible by Google.

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Registration: Begins at 8:30 AM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): It is recommended that participants bring their own laptops, however, laptops and Chromebooks will be available to borrow for the training. Contact the instructor if you would like to request a device: bmulartrick@mciu.org.

27. Montgomery County ESL Council Meeting

Program: Council Programs

Audience: School personnel involved with ESL/Title III

Dates: 5/23/2017

This meeting is for professional school personnel involved with ESL/Title III.

28. OneNote Class Notebook - The Ultimate Tool for Your Class (T)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Grade 6-12 Teachers, Coaches, Administrators

Dates: 5/24/2017

Imagine a virtual 3-ring binder that everyone in your class can access. OneNote Class Notebook provides teachers with the ability to distribute materials to students and share handouts with students. Perfect for group work, it offers a collaboration space for everyone in class to share. Finally, it includes a private notebook for individual students to share with their teacher. In many cases, it links directly to your learning management system. (A basic understanding of OneNote is recommended for those taking this course.)

Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

29. Wilson Fundations® Level 1 (L)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Public and Nonpublic Educators for Grade 1

Dates: 5/24/2017

Wilson Fundations® is a research-based and intervention program that provides students in Kindergarten through third grade with a solid foundation for reading and spelling. Fundations® provides for daily explicit and systematic instruction in areas necessary in effective reading, including; phonological and phonemic awareness, phonics, word and syllable study, vocabulary, sight word instruction, fluency, and word and sentence writing practice. Critical thinking, speaking and listening skills are practiced/modeled during regular story time activities. The workshop will provide teachers with an overview of program principles and guidelines for implementation.

Fundations® Level 1 - Reinforces the basic skills that were learned in Kindergarten and progresses further into the study of word structure while combining Fundations® with a wide variety of text experiences.

FLYER

Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch.

Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option.

30. MCIU Tech Innovators - May 24

Program: Council Programs

Audience: Techology Integration Specialists and Coaches

Dates: 5/24/2017

This council is for technology integration specialists and other staff members whose responsibility involves instructional technology and coaching. May's meeting will take place at the Microsoft Store in King of Prussia Mall with activities and discussions focused on coding, virtual field trips and student inclusion with digital tools.

31. Montgomery County Language Arts Council (MCLAC)

Program: Council Programs

Audience: Language Arts Coordinators, Supervisors, Lead/Head Teachers, Department Chairs for Language Arts

Dates: 5/24/2017

This council is for language arts coordinators, supervisors, lead/head teachers, department chairs and other staff members whose responsibility involves the oversight of language arts programming.
Membership on this council is limited to Montgomery County public school staff and must be approved by the superintendent or his/her designee.

32. Wilson Fundations® Level 2 (L)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Public and Nonpublic Educators for Grade 2

Dates: 5/25/2017

Wilson Fundations® is a research-based and intervention program that provides students in Kindergarten through third grade with a solid foundation for reading and spelling. Fundations® provides for daily explicit and systematic instruction in areas necessary in effective reading, including; phonological and phonemic awareness, phonics, word and syllable study, vocabulary, sight word instruction, fluency, and word and sentence writing practice. Critical thinking, speaking and listening skills are practiced/modeled during regular story time activities. The workshop will provide teachers with an overview of program principles and guidelines for implementation.

Fundations® Level 2 - Builds on the basic skills that were learned in Kindergarten and Level 1 and progresses further into the study of complex word structure for decoding and encoding. As well as combining Fundations® with a wide variety of text experiences to develop fluency, vocabulary and comprehension skills.

FLYER

Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option.

33. SCOIR Presentation *BY INVITATION ONLY*

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: *By Invitation Only* Central Office Administration, High School Administration

Dates: 5/25/2017

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**By Invitation Only** Montgomery County superintendents had an opportunity to learn about SCOIR and its potential to positively impact the college selection experience for students and families. There was overwhelming interest in MCIU providing an opportunity for central office/high school level administrators and high school guidance counselors to explore how “SCOIR” might enhance or replace an existing platform such a Naviance, or become a solution in the absence of an existing workflow management system.

This is an informational session with Gerry McCrory, founder and president of SCOIR about the product. A commitment to adoption and implementation of SCOIR by December 2017 will insure the use of this platform at no cost forever.

34. Montgomery County Project MAX: Annual Scaling Up

Program: Special Education (Training & Consulting)

Audience: All Montgomery County Project MAX team members

Dates: 5/31/2017

ALL Montgomery County Project MAX teams will engage in an annual scaling up meeting where team progress is reviewed, action planning for the following year is completed, and team presentations are made that showcase the successful maximization of access to instruction aligned to PA Core Standards for students with complex instructional needs.

Laptops are required for this session.,

Lunch will be one hour - please bring a bag lunch or visit a local eatery.

Registration begins one-half hour before workshop.

35. Special Education Overview: What Every Teacher Needs to Know - ONLINE LEARNING

Program: Professional Development Workshops - IDEA Supported

Audience: General Education Teachers Grades K-12

Dates: 6/1/2017 to 6/30/2017

Participants have one month to complete the online course.

This is unfacilitated interactive online module answers three questions for the general education teacher.

1. What is the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and what do I need to know about this law?
2. What information is within an Idividualized Education Plan (IEP) and how do I prepare for an IEP meeting?
3. How can Universal Design for Learning (UDL) be applied to meet the diverse needs of students?

In addition, this course is perfect for induction programs or as a refresher for any staff member. This module can be customized to include information specific to an LEA. For more information contact Ben DeSantis at bdesantis@mciu.org or 610-755-9316.

The following MCIU IDEA member districts can attend at no cost: Abington, Cheltenham, Colonial, Hatboro-Horsham, Jenkintown, Lower Merion, Lower Moreland, Methacton, North Penn, Perkiomen Valley, Pottsgrove, Pottstown, Souderton, Springfield Twp., Spring-Ford, Upper Dublin, Upper Merion, Upper Moreland, Upper Perkiomen & Wissahickon.

36. Microsoft Classroom - Teachers and Students Managing the Workflow (T)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Grade 6-12 Teachers, Coaches, Administrators

Dates: 6/1/2017

If your school has Office 365, Microsoft Classroom is a dashboard that pulls all of the pieces together. It helps you to manage multiple sections of the same class, create and grade assignments, collaborate with other teachers in Professional Learning Communities (PLCs), and provide feedback to students.

Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

37. Paraprofessional Training Series: Implementing and Monitoring Instruction

Program: Special Education (Training & Consulting)

Audience: Special Education Paraprofessionals

Dates: 6/6/2017

characters In this workshop, paraprofessionals will examine topics related to working with regular and special education teachers, related service providers, and other school staff members in implementing and monitoring student instruction plans as written. Strategies that paraprofessional members will examine include:

* Interpreting, Implementing and Monitoring Instructional Plans
* Understanding Effective Strategies for Reading, Math, and Writing
* Procedures for Collecting and Maintaining Accurate Data.

Registration begins one-half hour before workshop.
Lunch will 1 hour, please bring a bag lunch or visit a local eatery.

38. Youth Mental Health First Aid

Program: Special Education (Training & Consulting)

Audience: Community members, school personnel and families

Dates: 6/7/2017 to 6/8/2017

Youth Mental Health First Aid is designed to teach parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, school staff, peers, neighbors, health and human services workers, and other caring citizens how to help an adolescent (age 12-18) who is experiencing a mental health or addictions challenge or is in crisis. Youth Mental Health First Aid is primarily designed for adults who regularly interact with young people. The course introduces common mental health challenges for youth, reviews typical adolescent development, and teaches a 5-step action plan for how to help young people in both crisis and non-crisis situations. Topics covered include anxiety, depression, substance use, disorders in which psychosis may occur, disruptive behavior disorders (including AD/HD), and eating disorders. Participants must attend both days.

Registration: 8:00 - 8:30 am

39. Non-Violent Crisis Intervention Training (CPI) - Training of the Trainer

Program: Special Education (Training & Consulting)

Audience: IU BMS staff, Mont. County IDEA school districts

Dates: 6/19/2017 to 6/22/2017

The Montgomery County Intermediate Unit is excited to offer a four day CPI Training of the Trainer (TOT) workshop June 19-22 at no cost to our Montgomery County IDEA member School Districts. This workshop is a perfect opportunity to have a staff member in your district obtain recertification or become a certified instructor.

Registration will be open to one seat per Montgomery County School District until May 1, 2017. If seats are available after May 1st, registration will be opened to a first come first serve.

Lunch will be one-half hour, please bring a bagged lunch.

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40. G Suite II: Core Tools & Add-ons (T)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Administrative Assistants

Dates: 6/20/2017

Has your school/district adopted G Suite for Education (formerly Google Apps for Education)? Curious about how to leverage these tools in your role? The purpose of this series is to increase administrative assistiants' knowledge and comfort using G Suite Tools.

For G Suite users with a working knowledge of Drive, Docs, Forms and Sheets, this workshop will dive deeper into useful features of each tool while introducing add-ons to support tasks like mail merges. Attendees will gain important skills and experience using G Suite tools that will increase their efficiency in their daily work.

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Registration: Begins at 8:30 AM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): It is recommended that participants bring their own laptops, however, laptops and Chromebooks will be available to borrow for the training. Contact the instructor if you would like to request a device: bmulartrick@mciu.org.

41. Advanced Placement Summer Institute Computer Science Principles Summer Institute (APSI)

Program: Advanced Placement Summer Institute

Audience: New & Experienced AP Computer Science Principles Educators

Dates: 6/26/2017 to 6/29/2017

You may only take this course once for graduate credit (Computer Science Principals 2016).

This four day, College Board approved, Advanced Placement Institute is designed to meet the needs of both new and experienced Advanced Placement teachers for AP Computer Science Principles. The instructor is College Board approved and will provide the most current information, best practices and resources to teach the AP Computer Science Principles content.

Graduate Credit Option

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Registration: Begins at 7:30 AM each day.
Lunch: Included Monday through Thursday.
Workshop Materials: The College Board workshop kit is include in the registration fee.
BYOD: Laptops are required for this session.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: June 5, 2017

42. Advanced Placement Summer Institute European History (APSI)

Program: Advanced Placement Summer Institute

Audience: New & Experienced AP European History Educators

Dates: 6/26/2017 to 6/29/2017

You may only take this course once for graduate credit (European History 2017).

This four day, College Board approved, Advanced Placement Institute is designed to meet the needs of both new and experienced Advanced Placement teachers for AP European History. The instructor is College Board approved and will provide the most current information, best practices and resources to teach the AP European History content.

FLYER

Registration: Begins at 7:30 AM each day.
Lunch: Included Monday through Thursday.
Workshop Materials: The College Board workshop kit is include in the registration fee.
BYOD: Laptops are required for this session.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: June 5, 2017

43. Advanced Placement Summer Institute French Language & Culture (APSI)

Program: Advanced Placement Summer Institute

Audience: New & Experienced AP French Language & Culture Educators

Dates: 6/26/2017 to 6/29/2017

You may only take this course once for graduate credit (French Language & Culture 2017).

This four day, College Board approved, Advanced Placement Institute is designed to meet the needs of both new and experienced Advanced Placement teachers for AP French Language & Culture. The instructor is College Board approved and will provide the most current information, best practices and resources to teach the AP French Language & Culture content.

FLYER

Registration: Begins at 7:30 AM each day.
Lunch: Included Monday through Thursday.
Workshop Materials: The College Board workshop kit is include in the registration fee.
BYOD: Laptops are required for this session.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: June 5, 2017

44. Advanced Placement Summer Institute U.S. History (APSI)

Program: Advanced Placement Summer Institute

Audience: New & Experienced AP U. S. History Educators

Dates: 6/26/2017 to 6/29/2017

You may only take this course once for graduate credit (U.S. History 2017).

This four day, College Board approved, Advanced Placement Institute is designed to meet the needs of both new and experienced Advanced Placement teachers for AP U.S. History. The instructor is College Board approved and will provide the most current information, best practices and resources to teach the AP U.S. History content.

FLYER

Registration: Begins at 7:30 AM each day.
Lunch: Included Monday through Thursday.
Workshop Materials: The College Board workshop kit is include in the registration fee.
BYOD: Laptops are required for this session.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: June 5, 2017

45. Advanced Placement Summer Institute World History (APSI)

Program: Advanced Placement Summer Institute

Audience: New & Experienced AP World History Educators

Dates: 6/26/2017 to 6/29/2017

You may only take this course once for graduate credit (World History 2017).

This four day, College Board approved, Advanced Placement Institute is designed to meet the needs of both new and experienced Advanced Placement teachers for Computer Science Principles. The instructor is College Board approved and will provide the most current information, best practices and resources to teach the AP World History content.

FLYER

Registration: Begins at 7:30 AM each day.
Lunch: Included Monday through Thursday.
Workshop Materials: The College Board workshop kit is include in the registration fee.
BYOD: Laptops are required for this session.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: June 5, 2017

46. Carnegie Math Academy: Early Number Concepts (M)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Educators Grades K-3

Dates: 6/26/2017 to 6/30/2017

This intensive CCSS aligned workshop for educators is designed to expand teacher's understanding of content and pedagogy.

Big Math Ideas:
* Analyze mathematical tasks.
* Investigate characteristics of the base-ten number system.
* Use physical models to explore number relationships.
* Develop number sense through number construction and deconstruction.
* Expand the base-ten number system to include very small and very large numbers.
* Use models to represent operations with whole numbers.
* Explore and model integers.

FLYER

Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option.

47. Carnegie Math Academy: Geometric Thinking (M)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Educators Grades 5-8

Dates: 6/26/2017 to 6/30/2017

This intensive CCSS aligned workshop for educators is designed to expand teachers' understanding of content and pedagogy.

Big Math Ideas
* Analyze mathematical tasks.
* Sort shapes to define attributes.
* Complete and describe basic geometric constructions using a variety of tools.
* Investigate quadrilaterals.
* Discover the Pythagorean Theorem.
* Perform transformations is a variety of ways.
* Construct nest and model geometric solids.
* Use manipulatives and technology to derive various formulas.

FLYER

Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option.

48. Montgomery County Instructional Council Meeting (MCIC)

Program: Council Programs

Audience: Curriculum directors, assistant superintendents or other district level leadership staff members involved with instructional duties

Dates: 6/30/2017

This council is for curriculum directors, assistant superintendents or other district level leadership staff members with similar roles.
Membership on this council is limited to Montgomery County public school staff and must be approved by the superintendent or his/her designee.

49. Leadership Design Academy

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: District/School Teams of 4-8 Members

Dates: 7/1/2017 to 6/30/2018

The Leadership Design Academy will give your leadership team the tools to create an actionable plan to put your personal learning objective into practice.

This unique experience is designed to be a 2 year commitment and is based on the 6 stages of transformation as outlined in James Rickabaugh's book, Tapping the Power of Personalized Learning: A Roadmap for School Leaders.

Teams will:
* Develop an actionable plan for implementing your district's personalized learning objective
* Learn, build, and apply a strategic action plan based on a customized entry point
* Design and align a customized personalized learning model using a 6-step transformation process
* Revise and expand on personalized learning ideas as part of a coaching and feedback process
* Create a customized process that moves your personalized learning work towards systematic change

Teams:
Teams can consist of 4-8 members. Multiple teams can be sent from each school or district.

Cost:
$1500 for Member Teams
$1800 for Non-Member Teams

FLYER

50. Special Education Overview: What Every Teacher Needs to Know - ONLINE LEARNING

Program: Professional Development Workshops - IDEA Supported

Audience: General Education Teachers Grades K-12

Dates: 7/1/2017 to 7/31/2017

Participants have one month to complete the online course.

This is unfacilitated interactive online module answers three questions for the general education teacher.

1. What is the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and what do I need to know about this law?
2. What information is within an Idividualized Education Plan (IEP) and how do I prepare for an IEP meeting?
3. How can Universal Design for Learning (UDL) be applied to meet the diverse needs of students?

In addition, this course is perfect for induction programs or as a refresher for any staff member. This module can be customized to include information specific to an LEA. For more information contact Ben DeSantis at bdesantis@mciu.org or 610-755-9316.

The following MCIU IDEA member districts can attend at no cost: Abington, Cheltenham, Colonial, Hatboro-Horsham, Jenkintown, Lower Merion, Lower Moreland, Methacton, North Penn, Perkiomen Valley, Pottsgrove, Pottstown, Souderton, Springfield Twp., Spring-Ford, Upper Dublin, Upper Merion, Upper Moreland, Upper Perkiomen & Wissahickon.

51. Youth Mental Health First Aid

Program: Special Education (Training & Consulting)

Audience: Community members, school personnel and families

Dates: 7/11/2017 to 7/12/2017

New
Youth Mental Health First Aid is designed to teach parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, school staff, peers, neighbors, health and human services workers, and other caring citizens how to help an adolescent (age 12-18) who is experiencing a mental health or addictions challenge or is in crisis. Youth Mental Health First Aid is primarily designed for adults who regularly interact with young people. The course introduces common mental health challenges for youth, reviews typical adolescent development, and teaches a 5-step action plan for how to help young people in both crisis and non-crisis situations. Topics covered include anxiety, depression, substance use, disorders in which psychosis may occur, disruptive behavior disorders (including AD/HD), and eating disorders. Participants must attend both days.

Registration: 8:00 - 8:30 am

52. Paraprofessional Training: Effective Strategies for Para Educators

Program: Special Education (Training & Consulting)

Audience: Paraprofessionals

Dates: 7/12/2017

New
Increase your effectiveness in the classroom by learning practical instructional strategies, as well as strategies to reduce challenging behaviors in order to meet the needs of all your students. Paraprofessionals play a critical role in supporting students with special needs in a wide range of educational settings. The strategies shared in this hands-on, interactive workshop will provide participants with a variety of easily implemented, research-based practices for increasing your effectiveness in facilitating student achievement and increasing student independence.

Lunch will be one hour, please bring a bag lunch or visit a local eatery.

Registration begins one-half hour before workshop.

53. Paraprofessional Training: Stategies to Add to Your Behavior Toolkit - AM

Program: Special Education (Training & Consulting)

Audience: Paraprofessionals

Dates: 7/12/2017

New
If certain prevention and responsive strategies were put into place, would it change or extinguish the behavior(s)? This half day workshop will examine positive behavioral interventions including behavior replacement strategies, developing and applying consequences that strengthen acceptable behaviors, developing and applying consequences that decrease unacceptable behaviors, teaching problem solving and coping skills, and analyzing, understanding, and addressing how skill deficits may be causing the behaviors of concern, strategies and supports, and goal setting.

Registration begins one-half hour before workshop.

54. Paraprofessional Training: Utilizing Assistive Technology to Support Access to General Education Curriculum

Program: Special Education (Training & Consulting)

Audience: Paraprofessionals

Dates: 7/12/2017

New
In this session, participants will learn what assistive technology is and how it can support student access to the curriculum. Participants will learn how Google Chrome, iPad apps, and other tools can be utilized to support successful student learning experiences.

Registration begins one-half hour before workshop.

55. Paraprofessional Training: I Was Told to Program Proloquo2go

Program: Special Education (Training & Consulting)

Audience: Paraprofessionals

Dates: 7/12/2017

New
In this session, participants will learn about the many resources available for programming and customizing Proloquo2Go for students. In our session, we will work through specific individual needs and learn tricks of the trade.

Registration begins one-half hour before workshop.

56. Paraprofessional Training: Stategies to Add to Your Behavior Toolkit - PM

Program: Special Education (Training & Consulting)

Audience: Paraprofessionals

Dates: 7/12/2017

New
If certain prevention and responsive strategies were put into place, would it change or extinguish the behavior(s)? This half day workshop will examine positive behavioral interventions including behavior replacement strategies, developing and applying consequences that strengthen acceptable behaviors, developing and applying consequences that decrease unacceptable behaviors, teaching problem solving and coping skills, and analyzing, understanding, and addressing how skill deficits may be causing the behaviors of concern, strategies and supports, and goal setting.

Registration begins one-half hour before workshop.

57. STEAMMaker Camp - Teams must pre-register first

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Teachers Grades 5-12 (Teams: 2 Teachers and 3 Studeents)

Dates: 7/18/2017 to 7/21/2017

STEAMaker Camp is intense and immersed professional learning where teachers, alongside their own students, learn how to shift from teaching in a typical STEM classroom to create and operate a MakerSpace in their own schools. This is all about being hands-on.

At STEAMMaker Camp, teams of teachers and students come together to experience a MakerSpace event. Teams consist of 2 teachers and 3 students from the same school in grades 5-12.

COST:
$1500 per team ($750 per educator) for subscribing Montgomery County Schools
$1800 per team ($900 per educator) for all other schools

To register your team contact Lois Winton at 610-755-9315 or Lwinton@mciu.org.

For complete details see FLYER

Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option.

58. Special Education Overview: What Every Teacher Needs to Know - ONLINE LEARNING

Program: Professional Development Workshops - IDEA Supported

Audience: General Education Teachers Grades K-12

Dates: 8/1/2017 to 8/31/2017

Participants have one month to complete the online course.

This is unfacilitated interactive online module answers three questions for the general education teacher.

1. What is the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and what do I need to know about this law?
2. What information is within an Idividualized Education Plan (IEP) and how do I prepare for an IEP meeting?
3. How can Universal Design for Learning (UDL) be applied to meet the diverse needs of students?

In addition, this course is perfect for induction programs or as a refresher for any staff member. This module can be customized to include information specific to an LEA. For more information contact Ben DeSantis at bdesantis@mciu.org or 610-755-9316.

The following MCIU IDEA member districts can attend at no cost: Abington, Cheltenham, Colonial, Hatboro-Horsham, Jenkintown, Lower Merion, Lower Moreland, Methacton, North Penn, Perkiomen Valley, Pottsgrove, Pottstown, Souderton, Springfield Twp., Spring-Ford, Upper Dublin, Upper Merion, Upper Moreland, Upper Perkiomen & Wissahickon.

59. Wilson Reading System (WRS) Introductory Workshop (L)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Public and Nonpublic Educators for Grades 2-12

Dates: 8/1/2017 to 8/3/2017

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: July 14, 2017

This three-day workshop provides the practice and guidance needed to effectively begin implementing the Wilson Reading System (WRS), which is used in the Intensive Model setting. The Intensive Model targets students in grade two and beyond who are reading and spelling below grade level and is implemented in small groups.

The workshop fulfills the prerequisite requirement for Wilson Academy membership and Wilson Reading System Level 1 certification training.

Cost includes the WRS Starter Kit and handouts.

FLYER

Registration: Begins at 8:30 AM.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

*Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher for payment option*

60. Fountas and Pinnell's The Continuum of Literacy Learning K-8 (L)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: K-8 Classroom and Special Ed Teachers, Reading Specialists, Intervention Teachers, Literacy Leaders, and Principals

Dates: 8/2/2017

This Heinemann Professional Development is designed to explore the behaviors and understandings to notice, teach, and support as students think within, beyond, and about a text. Fountas and Pinnell provide a link from assessment to instruction via classroom practices such as guided reading and read-aloud. Their professional book The Continuum of Literacy Learning: A Guide to Teaching is included with the training and provides the basis for this seminar. Drawing from this important resource, the seminar provides an introduction to The Continuum and how it can be used to set goals for student learning in individual, small groups, or whole class lessons. Discover how The Continuum can be used as a bridge to connect your assessment data to your instruction, as well as, how it can serve as a guide for evaluating student progress over time, helping to identify the specific areas for targeted instruction.

Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

*Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher for payment option*

61. Fountas and Pinnell's Guided Reading, Second Edition: Responsive Teaching Across the Grades PRIMARY (L)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Classroom and Spec Ed Teachers Grades K-2, Reading Specialist, Intervention Teachers, Literacy Leaders, and Principals

Dates: 8/3/2017

This Heinemann Professional Development is based on Guided Reading, Second Edition: Responsive Teaching Across the Grades by Irene Fountas and Gay Su Pinnell. In the Guided Reading seminar teachers explore the reading process and how it is supported throughout a guided reading lesson. They will learn the framework of a guided reading lesson and how they can support comprehending and fluency throughout each element of the lessons. The professional text Guided Reading, Second Edition: Responsive Teaching Across the Grades is included.

Course goals:
* Gain an overview of the components of the literacy framework as described in Guided Reading, including interactive read-aloud, shared reading, guided reading and independent reading.
* Understand how to manage and design meaningful literacy experiences that foster independent learning in grades K-2.
* Learn the basic elements of a guided reading lesson through observation and discussion.
* Explore how to support and expand readers' ability to think within, beyond and about the text.
* Analyze leveled books to better understand the Fountas & Pinnell A-Z Text Gradient and how to match books to readers.
* Focus on assessment and how running records and anecdotal evidence help inform our instruction in guided reading.

Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option.

62. Fountas and Pinnell's Guided Reading, Second Edition: Responsive Teaching Across the Grades INTERMEDIATE (L)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Classroom and Spec Ed Teachers Grades 3-6, Reading Specialist, Intervention Teachers, Literacy Leaders, and Principals

Dates: 8/4/2017

This Heinemann Professional Development is based on Guided Reading, Second Edition: Responsive Teaching Across the Grades by Irene Fountas and Gay Su Pinnell. In the Guided Reading seminar teachers explore the reading process and how it is supported throughout a guided reading lesson. They will learn the framework of a guided reading lesson and how they can support comprehending and fluency throughout each element of the lessons. The professional text Guided Reading, Second Edition: Responsive Teaching Across the Grades is included.

Course goals:
* Gain an overview of the components of the literacy framework as described in Guided Reading, including interactive read-aloud, shared reading, guided reading and independent reading.
* Understand how to manage and design meaningful literacy experiences that foster independent learning in grades 3-6.
* Learn the basic elements of a guided reading lesson through observation and discussion.
* Explore how to support and expand readers' ability to think within, beyond and about the text.
* Analyze leveled books to better understand the Fountas & Pinnell A-Z Text Gradient and how to match books to readers.
* Focus on assessment and how running records and anecdotal evidence help inform our instruction in guided reading.

Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option.

63. Advanced Placement Summer Institute U.S. Government & Politics (APSI)

Program: Advanced Placement Summer Institute

Audience: New & Experienced AP U.S. Government & Politics Educators

Dates: 8/7/2017 to 8/10/2017

You may only take this course once for graduate credit (U.S. Government & Politics 2016).

This four day, College Board approved, Advanced Placement Institute is designed to meet the needs of both new and experienced Advanced Placement teachers for U.S. Government & Politics. The instructor is College Board approved and will provide the most current information, best practices and resources to teach the AP U.S. Government & Politics content.

FLYER

Registration: Begins at 7:30 AM each day.
Lunch: Included Monday through Thursday.
Workshop Materials: The College Board workshop kit is include in the registration fee.
BYOD: Laptops are required for this session.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: July 17, 2017

64. Advanced Placement Summer Institute Music Theory (APSI)

Program: Advanced Placement Summer Institute

Audience: New & Experienced AP Music Theory Educators

Dates: 8/7/2017 to 8/10/2017

You may only take this course once for graduate credit (Music Theory 2017).

This four day, College Board approved, Advanced Placement Institute is designed to meet the needs of both new and experienced Advanced Placement teachers for AP Music Theory. The instructor is College Board approved and will provide the most current information, best practices and resources to teach the AP Music Theory content.

FLYER

Registration: Begins at 7:30 AM each day.
Lunch: Included Monday through Thursday.
Workshop Materials: The College Board workshop kit is include in the registration fee.
BYOD: Laptops are required for this session.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: July 17, 2017

65. Advanced Placement Summer Institute Psychology (APSI)

Program: Advanced Placement Summer Institute

Audience: New & Experienced AP Psychology Educators

Dates: 8/7/2017 to 8/10/2017

You may only take this course once for graduate credit (Psychology 2017).

This four day, College Board approved, Advanced Placement Institute is designed to meet the needs of both new and experienced Advanced Placement teachers for AP Psychology. The instructor is College Board approved and will provide the most current information, best practices and resources to teach the AP Psychology content.

FLYER

Registration: Begins at 7:30 AM each day.
Lunch: Included Monday through Thursday.
Workshop Materials: The College Board workshop kit is include in the registration fee.
BYOD: Laptops are required for this session.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: July 17, 2017

66. Advanced Placement Summer Institute Spanish Language & Culture (APSI)

Program: Advanced Placement Summer Institute

Audience: New & Experienced AP Spanish Language & Culture Educators

Dates: 8/7/2017 to 8/10/2017

You may only take this course once for graduate credit (Spanish Language 2017).

This four day, College Board approved, Advanced Placement Institute is designed to meet the needs of both new and experienced Advanced Placement teachers for AP Spanish Language & Culture. The instructor is College Board approved and will provide the most current information, best practices and resources to teach the AP Spanish Language $ Culture content.

FLYER

Registration: Begins at 7:30 AM each day.
Lunch: Included Monday through Thursday.
Workshop Materials: The College Board workshop kit is include in the registration fee.
BYOD: Laptops are required for this session.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: July 17, 2017

67. Advanced Placement Summer Institute Statistics (APSI)

Program: Advanced Placement Summer Institute

Audience: New & Experienced AP Statistics Educators

Dates: 8/7/2017 to 8/10/2017

You may only take this course once for graduate credit (Statistics 2017).

This four day, College Board approved, Advanced Placement Institute is designed to meet the needs of both new and experienced Advanced Placement teachers for AP Statistics. The instructor is College Board approved and will provide the most current information, best practices and resources to teach the AP Statistics content.

FLYER

Registration: Begins at 7:30 AM each day.
Lunch: Included Monday through Thursday.
Workshop Materials: The College Board workshop kit is include in the registration fee.
BYOD: Laptops are required for this session.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: July 17, 2017

68. Fountas and Pinnell's Leveled Literacy Intervention- PRIMARY - Resource Training (L)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Classroom and Special Ed Teachers, Reading Specialists, Intervention Teachers, Literacy Leaders, and Principals who have access to the Leveled Literacy Intervention resource

Dates: 8/7/2017 to 10/20/2017

This Heinemann Professional Development is designed to give participants an in depth understanding of the LLI Systems Grades K-2 (orange, green and blue) and includes three full days of training (two days of intensive learning plus one follow-up day in the fall). Participants must attend all 3 days of training. Topics within the three-day Professional Support curriculum include: overview of the lesson framework, understanding the demands of texts, assessing and grouping students, teaching within the LLI Lessons, using the prompting guide, and documenting progress. In addition to learning how to implement LLI Lessons, participants will deepen their understanding of many research-based techniques to help struggling readers make accelerated progress.

Bring: When Readers Struggle: Teaching That Works, The Fountas & Pinnell Prompting Guide 1, and the Program Guide, which comprehensively outlines the implementation of the System. All resources are found within the LLI teaching resource. All participants must have access to the Leveled Literacy Intervention resources.

Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

*Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher for payment option*

69. STEMulate Your Mind - Grades 5-8 (M)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Teachers Grades 5-8

Dates: 8/8/2017 to 10/11/2017

Educators talk about "STEM" all the time, but many struggle with actually building upon the principles of this movement into their instruction. What does "STEM" really mean? How can it transform learning opportunities for students? During this two-year cohort, participants will develop instructional practices tied to critical thinking skills, authentic connections, standards, career possibilities, and transdisciplinary learning to create the environments needed to prepare students for a complex world. It is required that all participants attend all meetings during the first year of this cohort, and there will be an option to attend year two, which will center on moving from the theory to practice.

FLYER

Subscriber Cost: $350 each or $300 each with 3 or more registrants. Discount will be manually adjusted at the completion of the workshop.

Regular Cost: $450 each or $400 each with 3 or more registrants. Discount will be manually adjusted at the completion of the workshop.

Registration: Begins at 8:30 AM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

*Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher for payment option*

70. Fountas and Pinnell's Leveled Literacy Intervention - Grade 5, Middle and High School Resource Training (L)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Educators Grades 5-12

Dates: 8/9/2017 to 10/23/2017

This Heinemann Professional Development is designed to give participants an in depth understanding of the LLI Systems Grades 5-12 (purple and teal) and includes three full days of training (two days of intensive learning plus one follow-up day in the fall). In addition to an overview of the components and implementation of new LLI Purple and Teal systems, professional development of these systems delves in to the advanced routines needed for intermediate students. These routines include a focus on the lowest-achieving students in upper grades where high levels of literacy skills are required. Instructional routines for increasing comprehension are taught with high-interest books that are appropriate for older readers. Particular emphasis will be placed on how to introduce text, while still leaving problem solving, and how to support readers through brief individual interactions and close reading within, beyond and about the text. Vocabulary routines such as using morphology and word parts, as well as context, will be demonstrated. Additional routines for fluency and deepening comprehension and vocabulary by writing about reading will be utilized. Standard lessons, novel study lessons and test-taking lessons will be analyzed and demonstrated.

Participants must attend all 3 days of training.
Minimum enrollment is required to run training session.

Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

*Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher for payment option*

71. Carnegie Math Academy: Early Fraction Concepts (M)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Educators Grades 2-5

Dates: 8/14/2017 to 8/18/2017

This Intensive CCSS aligned workshop for educators is designed to expand teachers' understanding of content and pedagogy.

Big Math Ideas:
* Analyze mathematical tasks.
* Investigate multiple representations of fractions.
* Connect fractions as parts to whole and whole to parts.
* Explore equivalent fractions.
* Determine fractional representations given parts of the whole.
* Compare and order fractions.
* Examine fractions as division.
* Use models of fractions as division.

FLYER

Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option.

72. Google and the Student Centered Secondary Math Classroom (T) (M)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Dates: 8/14/2017

During this 1-day professional learning workshop from Kiker Learning, participants will explore best practices in creating a student-centered, inquiry driven 21st-Century technology enhanced math classroom. Teachers will take on a student role throughout the day and will walk away with dynamic math tools, instructional strategies to improve and highlight student mathematical communication, develop a formative assessment system that supports differentiation and flexible grouping, and an effective means to blend and flip math instruction. Teachers will explore student voice and how students understand more deeply when they can communicate their findings, wonderings, and thoughts through creation.

FLYER

Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session.
Lunch:There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option.

73. GOOGLE EDUCATOR Level 1 Certification Boot Camp (T)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: All Educators interested in preparing for Google Educator certified status.

Dates: 8/15/2017 to 8/16/2017

Google Education Certifications were updated and MCIU is pleased to offer educators an opportunity to work with Rich Kiker in preparation to take the Google Educator Level 1 exam. During this two day learning experience, participants will learn the essentials of Google Apps for Education with a focus on the skills and techniques needed to complete the online exam to achieve "Google Educator" status and pursue "Google Education Trainer" status.

Participants will be guided through various activities and classroom examples using media rich content, web-based tutorials, and video learning libraries.

Test preparation for the new Google Educator exam includes readiness with: Gmail, Drive, Calendar, Sites, Chrome, Classroom and exploration of the Google Trainer process.

FLYER

Registration: Begins at 8:30 AM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option.

74. Wilson Advanced Strategies for MSL Group Instruction (L)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Public and Nonpublic Educators for Grades 2-12

Dates: 8/15/2017 to 8/17/2017

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: July 28, 2017

This three-day workshop delves into essential techniques and strategies to improve all aspects of Wilson Reading System (WRS) group instruction through hands-on practice and discussion, and prepares participants for the Group Mastery Practicum. This course examines the specifics of each WRS Block, with an increased focus on vocabulary, comprehension, and fluency instruction.

The workshop fulfills the prerequisite requirement for the Wilson Reading System Level II certification training or can be taken alone.

Prerequisite: WRS Level I Certification

FLYER

Registration: Begins at 8:30 AM.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

*Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher for payment option*

75. Parapofessional Training - Preparing for Life After High School: Skills Students Need to be Successful - AM

Program: Special Education (Training & Consulting)

Audience: Paraprofessionals

Dates: 8/16/2017

New
In this workshop, participants will examine the necessary skills that students need to be successful after graduating from high school. Some of the skills that participants will examine in this workshop include:
•Choice Making
•Decision Making
•Problem Solving
•Goal Setting and Attainment
•Self-Advocacy and Leadership
•Self-Management and Self-Regulation
•Self-Awareness and Self-Knowledge

Registration will begin one-half hour before workshop.

76. Paraprofessional Training: Practical Strategies For Working With Students With Executive Function Weaknesses-AM

Program: Special Education (Training & Consulting)

Audience: Paraprofessionals

Dates: 8/16/2017

New
Participants will gain a working knowledge of the concepts and principles of executive functioning so that they can assist teachers when working with students with executive functioning needs. They will also be able to identify interventions and strategies aimed at promoting the development of executive functioning skills.

77. Paraprofessional Training: Teaching Social Skills: A Guide For Paraprofessionals

Program: Special Education (Training & Consulting)

Audience: Paraprofessionals

Dates: 8/16/2017

New
This workshop will review the Importance of Social Skills for all students. Particular attention will be paid to teaching non-verbal cues as well as basic social interaction skills. Resources and opportunity to practice as well as discussion with fellow paraprofessionals will be embedded throughout the workshop.

Registration will begin one-half hour before workshop.

78. Parapofessional Training - Preparing for Life After High School: Skills Students Need to be Successful - PM

Program: Special Education (Training & Consulting)

Audience: Paraprofessionals

Dates: 8/16/2017

New
In this workshop, participants will examine the necessary skills that students need to be successful after graduating from high school. Some of the skills that participants will examine in this workshop include:

•Choice Making

•Decision Making

•Problem Solving

•Goal Setting and Attainment

•Self-Advocacy and Leadership

•Self-Management and Self-Regulation

•Self-Awareness and Self-Knowledge

Registration will begin one-half hour before workshop.

79. Paraprofessional Training: Adolescence and Autism: Addressing Hygiene and Sexuality

Program: Special Education (Training & Consulting)

Audience: Paraprofessionals

Dates: 8/16/2017

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Students with Autism often have trouble with perspective taking and Hidden Curriculum items. These deficits impact their perceptions on the need for good personal hygiene as well as influencing their understanding of puberty. Participants to this workshop will recognize how the core deficits of Autism can influence the importance of good hygiene as well as the changes their body goes through during puberty. Practical strategies as well as specialized curriculums will be highlighted.

Registration will begin one-half hour before workshop.

80. Paraprofessional Training: Practical Strategies For Working With Students With Executive Function Weaknesses-PM

Program: Special Education (Training & Consulting)

Audience: Paraprofessionals

Dates: 8/16/2017

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Participants will gain a working knowledge of the concepts and principles of executive functioning so that they can assist teachers when working with students with executive functioning needs. They will also be able to identify interventions and strategies aimed at promoting the development of executive functioning skills.

81. Innovative Approaches to Literacy with Google (L) (T)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Dates: 8/17/2017

During this 1 day professional learning workshop, participants will dive in and explore methods to create a student-centered, technology enhanced ELA classroom. In order to get the most out of the day, participants should already have a basic working knowledge of Google Docs & Slides – this offering will not concentrate on how to use these tools from an operational standpoint, but instead will focus on to use them to create authentic learning experiences for students.

As a result of the workshop, participants will be comfortable using:
* Dynamic tools to increase student engagement, collaboration, and to create authentic learning experiences
* Chrome Apps and extensions to support struggling learners.
* Various formative assessment tools that can be used to continually inform instruction.

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Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option.

82. Special Education Overview: What Every Teacher Needs to Know - ONLINE LEARNING

Program: Professional Development Workshops - IDEA Supported

Audience: General Education Teachers Grades K-12

Dates: 9/1/2017 to 9/30/2017

Participants have one month to complete the online course.

This is unfacilitated interactive online module answers three questions for the general education teacher.

1. What is the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and what do I need to know about this law?
2. What information is within an Idividualized Education Plan (IEP) and how do I prepare for an IEP meeting?
3. How can Universal Design for Learning (UDL) be applied to meet the diverse needs of students?

In addition, this course is perfect for induction programs or as a refresher for any staff member. This module can be customized to include information specific to an LEA. For more information contact Ben DeSantis at bdesantis@mciu.org or 610-755-9316.

The following MCIU IDEA member districts can attend at no cost: Abington, Cheltenham, Colonial, Hatboro-Horsham, Jenkintown, Lower Merion, Lower Moreland, Methacton, North Penn, Perkiomen Valley, Pottsgrove, Pottstown, Souderton, Springfield Twp., Spring-Ford, Upper Dublin, Upper Merion, Upper Moreland, Upper Perkiomen & Wissahickon.

83. Wilson Certification Level I Year Long Program (L)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Public and Nonpublic Educators, Reading Specialists, Special Education Teachers

Dates: 9/14/2017 to 5/18/2018

This year long Level I Certification training is designed to prepare teachers to effectively implement Steps 1-6 of the Wilson Reading System with students reading and spelling below grade level and those diagnosed with a language-based learning disability. Participants will demonstrate mastery of the Wilson lesson plan, including multisensory techniques and effective strategies in a 1:1 setting. Certification provides extensive training and support enabling teachers to effectively implement the program with integrity. Certification includes approximately 90 hours of online instruction, a 60-lesson practicum, including demonstration, observation and feedback from a Wilson trainer. The time, effort and study involved with this program are considerable. Each trainee is expected to acquire a very sophisticated working knowledge of the sound-symbol system of English (phonology) and its structure (morphology), as well as the use of specific diagnostic techniques in teaching reading and spelling.

PREREQUISITE: Must attend the start-up training and have completed the WRS Introductory 3 Day workshop within the last 5-years. Participants will need to administer the WIST test kit for pre/post-testing practicum student requirements. In addition, participants will need to administer a standardized normed reading test with subtests that compare word attack to comprehension skills.

NOTE: Interested participants outside of Montgomery County must contact Lois Winton at 610-755-9315 for more details.

LUNCH: There will be a one hour lunch break.

CANELATION POLICY:
* Cancelation within 30 days of course start-up: $250 drop fee paid by participant.
* Cancelation after 30 days of course start-up: $2100 paid by participant.

Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option.

84. Student Assistance (SAP) K-12, 3-Day Certification Training

Program: Student Assistance Program

Audience: All public and nonpublic school staff

Dates: 9/27/2017 to 10/10/2017

Schools and agencies wishing to add SAP team members should register the new team member to attend this three-day training. Participants must attend each of the three days and should be aware that state requirements for this training include a take-home, competency task to be completed after the training before Act 48 credits and a certificate of completion are issued by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. Thirty (30) minutes will be allotted for lunch each day and participants are expected to brown-bag their lunch. Thirty Act 48 hours will be reported by PDE. The take-home competency for this training is due March 31, 2018.

85. GOOGLE EDUCATOR Level 2 Certification Boot Camp (T)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: All Educators interested in preparing for Google Educator certified status.

Dates: 10/4/2017

During this one day learning experience, participants will learn the essentials of G Suite for Education with a focus on the skills and techniques needed to complete the online exam to achieve Google Educator Level 2 status. A custom eGuide is included for all participants. Rich Kiker will facilitate the session and guide participants through various activities and classroom examples using media rich content, web based tutorials, and video learning libraries. Please bring a Chromebook or laptop with the Chrome browser and internet access.

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Registration: Begins at 8:30 AM.
BYOD: Bring your own Device.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option.

86. Collaborative Decision Making for School Leaders with TregoED (Oct 6, Nov 3 & Dec 8) - Act 45/PIL Approved - 40 Hours)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Educational Administrators

Dates: 10/6/2017 to 12/8/2017

This offering is approved by The PA Department of Education as a 40 hour Act45/PIL program. Attendance at all three days and successful completion of job-embedded assignments are required to earn Act 45/PIL hours.

Facilitated by Dr. Kathy Blackburn from TregoED, the processes presented in this three-day training series are based upon the pioneering research of Ben Tregoe and Charles Kepner. Education leaders from the US and Canada have benefited from the skills taught in this highly regarded opportunity which provides leaders with three proven strategies to more effectively assess and address critical issues:

1. Situation Apprasial
2. Decision Analysis
3. Potential Problem Analysis

Using the three processes taught in this workshop, participants are able to:

*Make well-balanced and effective decisions
*Understand and break down large issues into manageable pieces
*Plan for successful implementation of changes, policies and initiatives
*Build commitment from diverse stakeholders
*Use a shared problem-solving language and approach to enhanve communication and outcomes
*Increase transparency, trust and confidence from Boards and communities
*Effectively utilize existing data and information in problem-solving and decision-making
*Use involvement, facts and logic to de-escalate emotions and conflict

Visit http://tregoed.org/ to learn more about the processes and research of TregoED.

Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option.

87. The Mindful Classroom Series - Fall 2017

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Head Start Teachers, Preschool Teachers, Classroom Teachers K-12, Administrators, Guidance Counselors, School Psychologist, Mental Health Workers

Dates: 10/10/2017 to 12/12/2017

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Participants must attend all sessions.

Mindfulness is a practice that allows us to attend to the present moment in a kind and nonjudgmental way. It is a life skill that promotes concentration, resilience and overall well-being. The Mindful Classroom Series will proved participants with fundamental skills and resources to embark on their own mindfulness practice and will offer suggestions on how to share the joy of mindfulness with students.

Session Titles:
10/10/17 - Mindfulness, What's the big deal?
10/24/17 - Mindfulness to Improve Attention and Concentration in the Classroom
11/14/17 - Cultivating Emotional Awareness in the Classroom
11/28/17 - Mindfulness to Reduce Anxiety in the Classroom
12/12/17 - Mindfully Moving Forward

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*Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher for payment option*

88. STEMulate Your Mind - Grades K-4 (M)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Teachers Grades K-4

Dates: 10/18/2017 to 3/21/2018

Educators talk about "STEM" all the time, but many struggle with actually building upon the principles of this movement into their instruction. What does "STEM" really mean? How can it transform learning opportunities for students? During this two-year cohort, participants will develop instructional practices tied to critical thinking skills, authentic connections, standards, career possibilities, and transdisciplinary learning to create the environments needed to prepare students for a complex world. It is required that all participants attend all meetings during the first year of this cohort, and there will be an option to attend year two, which will center on moving from the theory to practice.

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Subscriber Cost: $350 each or $300 each with 3 or more registrants. Discount will be manually adjusted at the completion of the workshop.

Regular Cost: $450 each or $400 each with 3 or more registrants. Discount will be manually adjusted at the completion of the workshop.

Registration: Begins at 8:30 AM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

*Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher for payment option*

89. Fountas and Pinnell's Guided Reading, Second Edition: Responsive Teaching Across the Grades PRIMARY (L)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Classroom and Spec Ed Teachers Grades K-2, Reading Specialist, Intervention Teachers, Literacy Leaders, and Principals

Dates: 10/19/2017

This Heinemann Professional Development is based on Guided Reading, Second Edition: Responsive Teaching Across the Grades by Irene Fountas and Gay Su Pinnell. In the Guided Reading seminar teachers explore the reading process and how it is supported throughout a guided reading lesson. They will learn the framework of a guided reading lesson and how they can support comprehending and fluency throughout each element of the lessons. The professional text Guided Reading, Second Edition: Responsive Teaching Across the Grades is included.

Course goals:
* Gain an overview of the components of the literacy framework as described in Guided Reading, including interactive read-aloud, shared reading, guided reading and independent reading.
* Understand how to manage and design meaningful literacy experiences that foster independent learning in grades K-2.
* Learn the basic elements of a guided reading lesson through observation and discussion.
* Explore how to support and expand readers' ability to think within, beyond and about the text.
* Analyze leveled books to better understand the Fountas & Pinnell A-Z Text Gradient and how to match books to readers.
* Focus on assessment and how running records and anecdotal evidence help inform our instruction in guided reading.

Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option.

90. Gamification: An Evidence Based Approach to Understanding and Creating Learning Games (T)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Educators K-12

Dates: 10/19/2017

Under the right conditions learning occurs in games. But learning doesn't occur in all games - even ones intended to lead to learning. Why? What makes a game effective from a learning perspective? Learn research-based recommendations for using games in K-12 curriculum. Discover game features that lead to impactful learning outcomes.

FLYER

Registration: Begins at 8:30 AM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option.

91. Fountas and Pinnell's Guided Reading, Second Edition: Responsive Teaching Across the Grades INTERMEDIATE (L)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Classroom and Spec Ed Teachers Grades 3-6, Reading Specialist, Intervention Teachers, Literacy Leaders, and Principals

Dates: 10/24/2017

This Heinemann Professional Development is based on Guided Reading, Second Edition: Responsive Teaching Across the Grades by Irene Fountas and Gay Su Pinnell. In the Guided Reading seminar teachers explore the reading process and how it is supported throughout a guided reading lesson. They will learn the framework of a guided reading lesson and how they can support comprehending and fluency throughout each element of the lessons. The professional text Guided Reading, Second Edition: Responsive Teaching Across the Grades is included.

Course goals:
* Gain an overview of the components of the literacy framework as described in Guided Reading, including interactive read-aloud, shared reading, guided reading and independent reading.
* Understand how to manage and design meaningful literacy experiences that foster independent learning in grades 3-6.
* Learn the basic elements of a guided reading lesson through observation and discussion.
* Explore how to support and expand readers' ability to think within, beyond and about the text.
* Analyze leveled books to better understand the Fountas & Pinnell A-Z Text Gradient and how to match books to readers.
* Focus on assessment and how running records and anecdotal evidence help inform our instruction in guided reading.

Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option.

92. Fountas and Pinnell's The Continuum of Literacy Learning K-8 (L)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: K-8 Classroom and Special Ed Teachers, Reading Specialists, Intervention Teachers, Literacy Leaders, and Principals

Dates: 10/25/2017

This Heinemann Professional Development is designed to explore the behaviors and understandings to notice, teach, and support as students think within, beyond, and about a text. Fountas and Pinnell provide a link from assessment to instruction via classroom practices such as guided reading and read-aloud. Their professional book The Continuum of Literacy Learning: A Guide to Teaching is included with the training and provides the basis for this seminar. Drawing from this important resource, the seminar provides an introduction to The Continuum and how it can be used to set goals for student learning in individual, small groups, or whole class lessons. Discover how The Continuum can be used as a bridge to connect your assessment data to your instruction, as well as, how it can serve as a guide for evaluating student progress over time, helping to identify the specific areas for targeted instruction.

Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

*Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher for payment option*

93. The Mindful Classroom Series - Spring 2018

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Head Start Teachers, Preschool Teachers, Classroom Teachers K-12, Administrators, Guidance Counselors, School Psychologist, Mental Health Workers

Dates: 3/6/2018 to 5/1/2018

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Participants must attend all sessions.

Mindfulness is a practice that allows us to attend to the present moment in a kind and nonjudgmental way. It is a life skill that promotes concentration, resilience and overall well-being. The Mindful Classroom Series will proved participants with fundamental skills and resources to embark on their own mindfulness practice and will offer suggestions on how to share the joy of mindfulness with students.

Session Titles:
03/06/18 - Mindfulness, What's the big deal?
03/20/18 - Mindfulness to Improve Attention and Concentration in the Classroom
04/03/18 - Cultivating Emotional Awareness in the Classroom
04/17/18 - Mindfulness to Reduce Anxiety in the Classroom
05/01/18 - Mindfully Moving Forward

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*Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher for payment option*